Janet L. Glass

Title: Adjunct Professor (Retired)
Company: Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Location: North Bergen, New Jersey, United States

Janet L. Glass, Retired Adjunct Professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in language education.

A former adjunct professor of foreign language methodology and second language acquisition theory at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, from 2008 until her retirement in 2018, Ms. Glass admired the Spanish language from a very young age, having been influenced by a former Spanish teacher in junior high school. As a high school student, she was one of two students chosen from each state to study at a prestigious language school in Maine. Upon entering college, she studied at Binghamton University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1967. After completing graduate coursework in both Mexico and Spain, she returned to New York City, where she earned a Master of Science in education from Queens College in 1973.

Commencing her career as a Spanish teacher at Junior High School 189 in Queens, NY, in 1969, Ms. Glass served as a bilingual guidance counselor at Samuel Gompers High School in the Bronx, NY, from 1976 to 1979 and the co-owner and director of Grapevine Language Instruction in Cliffside Park, NJ, from 1983 to 1985. Thereafter, she acted as a longtime Spanish teacher at Dwight-Englewood Schools from 1985 to 2013, having simultaneously served as an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and New Jersey City University prior to obtaining her most recent role. Alongside her primary endeavors, she has been a coordinator of the World Language Institute at Fairleigh Dickinson University since 1999 and contributes her time to the Ethical Culture Society as a group facilitator and former president of the New Jersey chapter.

Named Foreign Language Teacher of the Year by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in 2008, Ms. Glass is a fellow and grantee of the National Endowment for the Humanities and was inducted into the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Hall of Fame. The proud mother of two daughters, she enjoys international folk dancing in her spare time. Notably, she was selected for inclusion in the 23rd edition of Who’s Who of American Women, and the 56th through 58th editions of Who’s Who in America.

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